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Top Nine TQ Starters Determined For Saturday Night’s Gambler’s Classic In Boardwalk Hall; Qualifiers To Reduce Huge Fields To Top Two Dozen Starters

Atlantic City, NJ (Sat.) – All is in readiness for Saturday night’s NAPA Know How Weekend inside Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, N.J. as TQ Midgets, Champ Karts and Slingshots finalize preparations for Saturday night’s feature races, climaxed by the TQ Midget Gambler’s Classic 40-lap feature.
Nine TQ Midget drivers successfully qualified for the $5,000-to win feature Saturday as a result of the time trial and heat race finishes. They are Erick Rudolph, Zane Zeiner, Jimmy Blewett, Mike Lichty, Ryan Tidman, Anthony Sesely, Rob Vivona, Tim Buckwalter and Tony DiMattia.
The starting order of the top nine will be set by the finishing order of a five lap TQ Dash.
The balance of a 92-car field will still need to make the cut in six Saturday TQ Midget heats and three TQ Midget B-Mains to race their way into the Gambler’s Classic.
Ryan Flores, who set a new track record in TQ time trials, is among those who still has to make the feature field by performing well in Saturday’s prelims.
The Slinger Warehouse Slingshots and Champ Karts will determine their starting orders in Saturday qualifying races. Their features precede the TQ Gambler’s Classic.
The climactic Saturday night of NAPA Know How Racing Weekend for the VP Racing Fuels TQ Midget Series presented by Len Sammons Motorsports Productions starts at 7:00 PM with TQ heat races followed by the Slingshot 24-car, 25-lap feature.
A TQ Dash, three TQ B-Mains, and the Champ Kart 24-car, 25-lap A-Main precede the 14th annual Gambler’s Classic TQ Midget feature with 26 starters running over a 40-lap distance.
The race is the second of three Len Sammons Motorsports Productions (LSMP) Indoor Auto Racing Championship Fueled VP Racing events.
The finale is the Battle Of Trenton, in the Sun Center Mational Bank Arena in Trenton, N.J., on the weekend of February 26-28, 2016.